Daily Devotional for Tuesday July 12, 2011
A Nation Facing God's Wrath and Punishment - Part II of II
"A Nation facing God's Wrath and Punishment" Part Two of Two
"God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don't you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah-how he appealed to God against Israel: "Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me"? And what was God's answer to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal."So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. Romans 11:2-5
The United States of America is a nation founded on the God of the Bible, His Truth, and faith in Jesus Christ. It has never been a perfect nation, early on embracing such sins as slavery. However, it has only been in the last 40 years that it has completely turned from being a nation that as a whole honored God our Creator and held to Biblical Truth, to a people in full rebellion to Almighty God and His Truth. We have embraced and glorified every gross sin imaginable from infanticide to gross sexual perversion. We have embraced every false god and idol man has created in his evil imagination.
THE UNITED STATES IS NOT DUE GOD'S WRATH AND PUNISHMENT, IT IS OVERDUE!
At fault for this spiritual decay is the church. Until the last 40 years, the Christian church in the United States had a huge role to play in our culture. Now, the church has virtually zero influence over our culture. 40 years ago we left the marketplace for the "Christian trough," a Christian subculture made up of the church, Christian TV, radio, broadcasting, and music, geared to and marketed to people who are already Christians. The "trough" is a safe and profitable place where Christians don't have to deal with the evils of this world.
The byproduct of creating this Christian subculture is that we have left the nation to the wolves of satan. That is why you now have sin being promoted and glorified as normal and acceptable behavior, while righteousness is scoffed and ridiculed. The "trough" is so divided and made up of thousands of fiefdoms, all trying to woo the limited number of people who make up Christendom, that it not only has zero impact on our nation, but has even failed most who are truly searching for Biblcial Truth. Man still has this spiritual yearning due to his separation from God, and to fill the void you have the rise of every kind of cult, fasle relgion, and new age philosophy that is leading searching souls to the flames of hell for all eternity.
My friend, while the church has run and hid, has deteriorated into little more than marketing organizations and entertainment centers, many embracing the sins of this lost world, it is time for the "remnant" to rise up. In Israel, there was always a remnant of the faithful. In my study of the Scriptures, the remnant never had any power to sway the masses. It was the masses who turned their back on God that caused His wrath and judgment to fall on their land. The same will be true in this nation unless we turn back to our Creator and His Truth.
While the high profile preachers go into the Christian media to build their own kingdom, building multi-million dollar buildings, living in opulent luxury, amass great followings, they are doing virtually NOTHING to change the spritual course of this nation nor do they every try. While so-called Christian leaders are being bought off by cult members and compromising the Gospel for their own gain, a nation is spiraling into the spritual abyss awaiting the wrath and judgment of Almighty God.
Unlike the remnant of Israel, I refuse to sit back and watch our once great nation destroyed. My friend, there is NO political answer to this nation's problems, since those problems at the heart are not political but spiritual. That is why there is no politician who can heal our land. It will take a man of God who has no other desire, no other goals, no other purpose but to unite the remnant and go into the marketplace to call this land to repentance or experience the full wrath and judgment of God Himself.
I love you and care about you so much. I have struggled these past 4 years as I have heard God's call to lead the remnant. After so many years on front lines I simply want to share His love, see souls saved, and live a quiet life. However, it is not my life, it is His. It is His plan I must fulfill, not my own. I shared with you back in 2007 that's these days were upon us. Each passing day sees things deteriorate in every way. God's judgment has already began with the incredible financial issues million of people and this nation as a whole are facing. It was God who allowed one of His enemies to ascend to the presidency to lead this nation. His wrath and judgment will continue and get worse each day unless we get on our knees, repent, and turn back to Him and His Truth!
This Friday, I will be unveiling a plan for the remnant. God always has a remnant, and does today. Unlike the remnant in Israel, we can't jsut sit back and watch this once great Christian nation be destroyed from within. We still have a small window of opportunity, but it is going to take the true remnant to come together as ONE as we take our stand for righteousness and for God's Kingdom. Our time is up. Our moment is now. History will judge our faithfulness. Don't miss this Friday's Devotional...The Plan for the Remnant!
***As we go into the last 3 weeks of July, please be in prayer with me for the operational finances we need to bring in right away. We have received $120,000 of the $150,000 in donations and pledges I asked the Lord to deliver by the end of April. I am still walking by faith that we will bring in the final $30,000 before the end of this month, along with the $40,000 we need for our July operational budget.
Also, we ended June $10,000 short of covering our operational budget, and it is critical that we bring in those funds immediately. If you are able to overnight or wire these funds, please contact me and I will get you our FedEx or bank wire info. I am praying for one or two friends to answer the call and help me with this immediate need.
As we prepare to take advantage of new doors the Lord is opening for us to have a highly visible place in the marketplace to help lead this nation back to God and His Truth, I'm simply asking you to pray today and seek the Lord what He is calling you to do to help me to cover this $10,000 we need immediately, and the $70,000 balance to insure all of our basic operational needs are met. Never forget that God will honor your heart as you obey His voice. Will you help me today? Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He is asking you to sacrifce.
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Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support as we take our stand in these last days. The time is very short, our time is now!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller